You may have noticed the book recommendation posts have been sparse since 2013 started. That doesn't mean I haven't been reading, and it doesn't mean I haven't been reading good books, but there's something else major going on that is taking my time I would normally spend on writing blog posts.
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has thoughtful and thorough standards, and the process of pursuing certification is rigorous, arduous, and intense. When I get though it, there is no doubt in my mind that the reflection, analysis, and introspection I have done will have improved my practice, whether I certify on the first try or not.
This all brings me to why the blog has been quiet. My time is devoted to teaching and analyzing my teaching and watching my teaching and reflecting on my teaching and writing about my teaching...all while still actively teaching. None of that leaves much time left for blogging about books. I'm reading books. I'm sharing books. I'm talking books. I'm tweeting about books. I'm recommending books to students and teachers and friends. I will be back blogging books soon...but likely very sporadically until I finish my National Board Certification Portfolio. This process will take me until mid-April, so if you don't see me here often, find me on twitter or goodreads, and know that I will be back to recommending books here as soon as I can.
Thanks for visiting! See you soon!